Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy Visits the Dentist

“Hey Lucy. Why are you on the couch?”

“I was at the dentist yesterday and am still recovering.”

“Well I better keep watch for you then. I think the UPS person is due.”

“Don’t worry Little One. I’m not in the mood to be barking him to St. Louis today. You’ll be on your own.”

“You rest easy. I’ll handle it.”

“Thanks. ZZZZZZZZZZZ.”

“My goodness. You are out aren’t you?”

“MMMMM fffffffttt.Snork.”

“Gosh. I am alone. This is a big responsibility.”

“ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzZZZZZZZ.”

“Lucy don’t leave me. I don’t know what I’ll do.”

“Snaggle snork. Huh? For heaven’s sake I’m. just trying to get some rest. I’m not going anywhere.”

“Well okay then. Just seems so quiet with you down.”

“Give me a day and I’ll be right back.”

“Oh look. The UPS person. Too bad I don’t feel like barking him to St Louis.”

“Don’t give up, Little one. Do one for the Gipper.”

“Hey Lucy. What are you doing off the couch?”

“I got concerned that you were falling apart.”

“Well it is good to see you out and about.”

“I suppose I could rest up on the patio just as easily.”

“Yeah, and you can listen to me bark the FedEx person to Tulsa”

“Tulsa?”

“She’s already been to St Louis.”

103 comments

  1. Poor Lucy. You have my sympathy.

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    1. Thank you. It is a big deal for a dog her age. She is much better today. 😁

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      1. With a thirteen year old and a fifteen year old I know how traumatic it is. They seem afraid to go to sleep for a couple of days afterwards in case they have another lot.

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      2. ucy was nodding off and then catching herself. She finally gave in. Thanks for sharing. It helped explain what she was up to doing.

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  2. Aw…I hope Lucy is feeling better soon. Poor Twiggy is so worried. I enjoyed this, John.

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    1. While Lucy was at the vet for the day, Twiggy was very depressed. She was so glad when Lucy came home. 😁

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      1. Thank you, Jill.

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  3. From what we’ve learned about Twiggy, she’ll be just fine. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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    1. We wee very surprised how Twiggy responded to Lucy being gone for the day. She missed her a lot. Thanks, Suzanne. 😊

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  4. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    So sweet how the girls watch after each other. πŸ’— Another great dialogue, John.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen 😊

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  5. Poor Lucy and little worried Twiggy. Sounds like they’re in for a bit of rest and recuperation πŸ™‚

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    1. Lucy feels much better today. We hate putting her under anesthesia at her age but she needed her teeth cleaned. A tooth infection would not be a good thing. Thanks, Harmony. 😊

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  6. A trip to the dentist is never fun, but I’m sure Lucy will be feeling better in no time, and Twiggy is clearly a faithful sidekick. πŸ’•

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    1. Yes she is, Lori. Thanks. Lucy does feel better today. 😁

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  7. I hope Lucy is fully recovered now. Hopefully, seeing Twiggy bark the FedEx person to a new destination lifted her spirits.

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    1. A new location did bring a smile. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  8. You and the girls to make a book, John.

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    1. Thank you, GP. 😁

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      1. No joke. I think you 3 would make an excellent children’s’ book. (We just won’t mention that us adults get a kick out of it too!)

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      2. Hahaha. Thanks GP. I remember reading to my kids and loving books that kept my interest too. After all they get read 1000 times. I appreciate your comment.

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  9. Ha ha Ha! The banter between these two is priceless. I hope Lucy feels better soon.

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    1. She feels much better today, Pamela. Thanks for your good wishes. 😁

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  10. These posts always make me happy. Nice work.

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    1. Thank you, Craig

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  11. Kids really don’t understand recovery time.

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    1. So true, Charles

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  12. I had a root canal last week on a tooth beside an implant in progress. My your with the dentists! Meanwhile – their geography is impressive!

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    1. Thanks, Frank. Don’t envy you. 😊

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  13. Hope Lucy is feeling better. It’s good Twiggy could step up to Head Barker when needed.

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Teri. 😁

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  14. Aww, poor Lucy. She needs some rest, and sunbathing sounds like a good idea.I’m sure Twiggy will stand guard and report back about the FedEx person. These two are so adorable together. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Mae. Lucy does need the rest. 😊

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  15. Poor Lucy. So sweet of Twiggy to be concerned. Snuggles from Dot and Lia.

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. 😊

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  16. Poor Lucy. She needs pampering today. Give her an extra belly rub from me.

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    1. I will. Thank you, Staci.

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  17. Nothing strikes fear into my heart like a visit to the dentist. I’m better than I used to be, but I still don’t react as well as Lucy. I could have used a Twiggy the day I got a wisdom tooth pulled. I wasn’t capable of barking anyone to anywhere.

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    1. I had my wisdom teeth out all at once so at least there was only one suffering period.

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  18. So cute, yet, sad, Lucy is aching…get better, Lucy. Spring and Summer frolic is coming…multiple hugs…

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    1. She has her meds and is doing well. Thanks, Billy Ray.

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  19. Hope Lucy is back to herself in no time!

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    1. She is better today. Thank you, Lynn.

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  20. Here’s to Lucy’s complete recovery. Twiggy is very dependent on her, clearly. They are two birds of one feather!

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    1. Thant is so true, Noelle. Twiggy became very depressed when she realized Lucy wasn’t coming back for a while. All is better today.

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  21. I hope she has recovered by now.

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    1. It does take time but she is better today than yesterday. Lucy is over twelve years old so we have to give her time. Thanks. 😁

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  22. Poor Lucy.

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    1. Thank you, Joan. She is much better today.

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      1. ❀️

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  23. Love hearing their thoughts, John. Hope all is well with Lucy by now!

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    1. She is vastly improved, Becky. Thank you.

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      1. Good to hear, John!

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  24. Aw, poor Lucy. Feel better, sweetie. I never had to have Dallas’s teeth messed with (thank goodness!) — must have been all those Dentastix I gave him, as well as all the times I brushed his teeth. Hang in there, Twiggy!

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    1. That does help. Boxers are netorious for needing attention in the teeth department.

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  25. awww… Zeke was zonked after his trip to the dentist… not fun.
    Love these two.

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    1. Thank you, Dale. 😊

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      1. πŸ™‚

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  26. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Going to the dentist can take it out of you. I love Twiggys concern.

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    1. Thanks, Denise. She was really in a state when Lucy was gone so long.

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  27. Poor Lucy. A visit to the vet is never much fun, much less when it involves dental work. I hope she feels better soon. That is so sweet about Twiggy being down and out without Lucy, but a little heartbreaking too because it’s so hard if not impossible to cheer them up when they are depressed like that. ❀️

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    1. Yes it is. We had to take her on a special walk to get her mind off missing Lucy.

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  28. Awwww, going to the dentist is never fun. But, Twiggy’s plea not to leave her tugged at my heartstrings. Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. She was very concerned. Thanks, Jan. 😁

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  29. Poor Lucy … glad to hear she’s feeling better today!

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    1. Yes ahe is. Thanks, Jill. 😊

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  30. Twiggy was so sweet to worry about Lucy. Funny how animals are so in tune with each other when ill and with humans. Glad Lucy is doing well and was able to go outside. Great dialogue – clever bit about Tulsa and St. Louis!

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    1. Thak you, Jo. I’m glad you liked my little bit there. 😊 Yes, Lucy is doing much better.

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  31. Haha, poor Lucy having sore teeth and poor Twiggy being left to her own devices.

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    1. I know right? Thanks, Robbie.

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  32. Oh, deerie deer, dear John! Poor Lucy! Nevertheless, now she might smile to Friday wherever she wants! There is always a good point in visiting dentists. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Twiggy is impressive in her melancholic mood.

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    1. Twiggy was in a mood too. She did not understand where Lucy was. Twiggy does not know a time without Lucy. They have been together since Twiggy was 8 weeks old.

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      1. That’s an interesting point, dear John. It means that Lucy is alike clock for her. It looks like in Twiggy’s mind reality means those who stay next to her all the time: your wife, you & Lucy. The deer & Fridays are included. What a curious discovery!

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  33. Poor Lucy. She has my sympathy. I hope Twiggy is OK.

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    1. Both are doing better today. Of course the minute Lucy got home Twiggy was all over her and so glad to see her. Thanks, Dan

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  34. Sweet Lucy. Hope she’s feeling better.

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    1. She feels much better today, Audrey. Thank you

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  35. Awww. Such little sweeties. I loved this. Very touching. And good to hear that Lucy is feeling better. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Diana.

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  36. Great closing line! Hope Lucy is feeling better.

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    1. She feels much better thank you, Eilene.

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  37. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    The UPS driver has quite the thing with our dog. It might be time to set the young man down and find out just what his intentions are. 🀣

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    1. Hahahaha. Good idea, Pete. 😁

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  38. Awww.πŸ˜… Twiggy is really attached to her sister. I hope Lucy has a quick recovery.πŸ’•

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    1. She is feeling much better, Vashti. Thank you. 😊

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      1. I’m so glad.

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  39. Poor Lucy. Xx Your girls have such a loving bond, don’t they? Much ❀ to you and your girls, John. Xx

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    1. They do, Jane. I wish they were closer in ages. Twiggy gave us a hint of what to expect if Lucy were not here. πŸ˜•

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      1. Ohh, John. Xxx

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  40. Martin and Lewis? Move over because I have a comedy team for you!

    Hugs to Lucy and to the little Warrior who has big paws to fill, but I believe in her.

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. They’re priceless.

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  41. Beautiful creature. Thank you for the share, dear Sir.

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    1. Thank you for the visit. 😊

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  42. I hope Lucy is back on the mend. She’s the best big sister to Twiggy. The FedEx in Tulsa had better beware.

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    1. Lucy is all better, Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. πŸ˜€

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  43. Being naughty alone can’t be fun, can it?

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    1. No. naughty needs company. 😁

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